Format switch helps revive Moeen
After losing confidence during the Ashes, Moeen Ali has found some release with England's return to their freewheeling one-day cricket
England set new ODI batting bar - Smith
The Australia captain believes his team needs to learn from the way Eoin Morgan's men bat without fear
Roy's magnificent 180 puts England 1-0 up
Jason Roy made the highest ODI score by an England batsman as the tourists put the Ashes behind them in a five-wicket win
Rampant Roy rewrites England record-books
Stats highlights from England's record run-chase at the MCG, including a glut of records for Jason Roy
Morgan, Moeen find form in warm-up canter
England enjoyed a good all-round workout in their preparation for the ODI series with Australia, easing to a five-wicket win with almost ten overs to spare against a Cricket Australia XI
Brettig: Selectors' googlies leave many stumped
The recent recalls for Tim Paine and Cameron White - based on a combination of pragmatism and mysticism - have blindsided plenty in Australian cricket
White recalled to stabilise Australia middle order
The former national T20 captain is set for his first ODI appearance in nearly three years, when the England series kicks off
Why we need tough first-class matches before and during the Ashes
England were not ready for five Tests in six and a half weeks, nor for the Kookaburra ball, the pitches, Australia's aggression, or their tactics
Strauss to consider £3 million 'spin fund'
New measures to identify and nurture spin-bowling talent proposed by John Emburey, after failure to compete in Ashes
Root in IPL dilemma after declining T20 down-time
Test captain turned down Trevor Bayliss' offer of rest and could put name forward for IPL auction on January 27-28
England's torrid history with legspin.
Chris Schofield played just two Tests, Scott Borthwick played just one Test, while Adil Rashid was dropped after 10 Tests. Can Mason Crane revive English legspin?
Kimber: The futile finale of a drained Joe Root
Joe Root started the Ashes with boyish optimism but finished it asleep in the dressing-room, ill and exhausted
Rampant Australia seal 4-0 with Root crocked
Australia finished the Ashes in the most comprehensive manner left open to them after thrashing England by an innings and 123 runs in the final Test at the SCG
Dobell: Tea and sympathy won't suffice this time
Stoicism is an admirable trait that serves the country well, but there's no point in pretending that a 4-0 Ashes drubbing was closer than the scoreline implies
England don't need 'big upheaval' - Anderson
England's vice-captain said it "doesn't feel like a completely disastrous series" but conceded the team had not responded well in pressure situations
#PoliteEnquiries: Any England players in a combined Ashes XI?
George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions for the final time in a one-sided Ashes series
Brettig: Ashes event now transcends the cricket
This was the second-highest attended Ashes of all time, viewing figures have been strong and Steven Smith has moved towards greatness. But much of the action was far from memorable
Lyon's run-out at the Gabba changed series - Smith.
Australia captain reflects on his side's 4-0 Ashes victory over England after the final Test at the SCG
Australia's bowling quartet dominate
Stats highlights from the last day's play of the 2017-18 Ashes, as Australia wrapped up an emphatic 4-0 win
Vince handed chance to restate credentials
Stokes once again selected, subject to police investigation, as Moeen and Bairstow are rested after Ashes
'We'll look back on this and cherish it.'
Brothers Mitchell and Shaun Marsh reflect on a landmark day as both made centuries in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
Brother in arms leaves Mitchell Marsh in dire straits
A moment of brotherly love nearly went awry for Mitchell and Shaun Marsh on the fourth afternoon at Sydney
Rogers: It's an incredible achievement for the Marshes.
Chris Rogers says the outstanding centuries of brothers Mitchell and Shaun Marsh are enough to cement their places in the Australia squad.
Farbrace calls for honesty as England are 'exposed'
Assistant coach questions character and skill of squad, and warns that preparations for 2021-22 Ashes must start now
#PoliteEnquiries: Do England deserve three-Test series?
George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
Brettig: Lyon's share recalls Warne impact
Expectation rises whenever Nathan Lyon takes the ball, and England have largely been worried out of attacking him
Brettig: Khawaja's Ashes hype grows into substance
Seven years on from an oddly overblown debut innings, Usman Khawaja finally attained Ashes fulfilment at the ground where it all began
'I'm either lazy or elegant' - Khawaja.
Usman Khawaja says he's used to criticism over his performances after silencing doubters with a score of 171 against England in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
#PoliteEnquiries: Will Crane play more Tests than Scott Borthwick?
Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell answer your questions on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
Dobell: The toast is aflame but butter won't melt for England
England, in training, in batting, in self-appraisals, are beginning to sound just a little bit soft
Kimber: Crane's exoticism atones for lack of impact
Mason Crane was a source of endless fascination in spite of a tough first outing in Test cricket, but he bore the attention well
Kimber: Pretty starts and brainfarts
The beauty of James Vince's batting masks a consistent failure to convert starts into finishes, a flaw that would not be tolerated in a less attractive player
Brettig: Australia reminded of Starc reality
Australia are not the same team without a 100% fit Mitchell Starc - and that includes when Starc is actually playing
#PoliteEnquiries: Isn't it time Cook was dropped?
George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions following the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
Zaltzman: England never lose eight away Tests on the trot
This is the definitive review of the MCG Test
MCG pitch can't afford another poor rating - Smith.
Australia captain Steven Smith reflects on what the MCG might do following their sanction after the drawn fourth Test
MCG pitch rated poor by ICC
The surface - on which only 24 wickets fell during the Boxing Day Ashes Test - was heavily criticised for its lifelessness
Maxwell dropped; Lynn and Paine recalled
The West Australian pair of Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye have also found a place in Australia's squad for the five ODIs against England that follow the fifth Ashes Test
We want more consistency from Maxwell - Smith.
The Australia captain explains why Glenn Maxwell was dropped from the ODI squad to face England in five matches following the Ashes
'Never had ambitions to play for England' - Smith
At 18, Steven Smith was offered a contract from Surrey that "sounded like quite a fair amount of money" but he turned it down to pursue his career with Australia
Brettig: Australia lose moral high ground on pitches
The ICC's 'poor' rating for the MCG strip is a warning sign that the surfaces at Australia's major Test centres are no longer what they used to be
Starc gets SCG wish but ODI rest looms
Mitchell Starc has been passed fit for the SCG Test but Australia are mindful of the need to keep the left-arm quick fit for the South Africa tour
Captaincy in Australia? Bring it on again, says Root
Tired, drawn and stung by defeat, Joe Root is adamant he would love another crack at the England captaincy in Australia in four years' time
Dobell: Last chance for Vince, Stoneman to impress
With the selectors looking to blood younger players, there is pressure on the two batsmen to step up in Sydney
Mitchell Marsh puts country before IPL
The allrounder has chosen to strive for greater effectiveness as a Test batsman by linking up with the former Australia batting coach Michael Di Venuto at Surrey
Stokes withdrawn from England's ODI squad
Though the ECB had picked the allrounder in the squad, the board had said the selection was dependent on the conclusion of the police investigation into the incident outside a club in Bristol
Anderson makes plea for 'big hundreds'
James Anderson has said England need to score more runs and that discovering a "90mph bowler" could help them win the next Ashes series in Australia
New year, new Ashton Agar
Four years after a meteoric rise and fall, the young left-arm spinner has gathered experience on bowling, international cricket, and life
Is Steven Smith one of the best of all time?
Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes discuss Steven Smith's latest Ashes performance and whether or not he can be called one of the all-time greats
Kimber: Warner tames the beast within (almost)
There was little in David Warner's career history to suggest he could bat Australia to a draw on a slow pitch - but he has long proved he is more than a six-hitting circus act
#PoliteEnquiries: Would Starc have woken up this pitch?
Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell chew over the events of the final day of the fourth Test in Melbourne
MCG drop-ins under review after bore draw
Both Joe Root and Steven Smith were critical of the pitch which did not offer bowlers anything over five days
'It's a shame it's taken until now' - Root
There was no victory for England, but Joe Root could at least take consolation from a side that had finally competed with Australia
The Ashes is sinking into the mire of its own hogwash
George Dobell observes a ball tampering beat-up at the MCG and not for the first time in this Ashes series doesn't like what he sees
Bayliss bemused by ball-tampering accusations
England were forced to defend themselves after it was claimed television footage showed James Anderson digging his fingernail into the ball
Rogers: Bancroft, Khawaja need a score.
Former Australian batsman Chris Rogers suggests Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja deserve another chance to stake their claim in Sydney
Brettig: Pitch saps Australia's will to win
Darren Lehmann had few thoughts of an Australian victory at the start of the day and a sluggish MCG pitch did nothing to challenge that view
Smith caps epic 2017 with hundred to deny England
England's hopes of a consolation victory in Melbourne disappeared with another Steven Smith century
Nannes: Cook return to form a positive for England.
Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes discuss what positives England and Australia can take away from Melbourne going into the fifth Test in Sydney
Dobell: Cook shows appetite of old
Alastair Cook gobbled up several more records during one of his most memorable Test knocks - suggesting there could still be plenty more to come
Cook's double delight puts him in elite company
Stats highlights from an eventful third day at Melbourne, where Alastair Cook recorded his second double-century in Australia
Dobell: Cook can now determine his own future
With his MCG hundred, Alastair Cook emerged from a troubled phase of his career to reassert the qualities that have served England well for so long
Broad rediscovers his competitive edge
Stuart Broad believes a more attacking mindset was key to his much-improved performance at the MCG
Kimber: Shaun Marsh stands up
It may not be enough for Australia at the MCG but, in a team beset by batting problems, Shaun Marsh has played a key role in regaining the Ashes
Australia blunted on day of toil
With Mitchell Starc missing and Pat Cummins unwell, Australia's attack struggled to make an impact having failed to add customary lower-order runs
#PoliteEnquiries: Is David Warner the ultimate flat-track bully?
Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell are reunited on the first day at the MCG to answer your Twitter questions
Dobell: Moeen's Ashes ills low point of sickly day
Moeen Ali has had an unhappy tour and his struggles continued as England tried to adapt to an attritional Melbourne pitch
Curran reveals truth of no-ball agony
Tom Curran missed out on the wicket of David Warner, on 99 at the time, because of a no-ball - but it was down to over-ambition rather than carelessness
How do England stop Smith going big again?
Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes look ahead to day two at the MCG, with Steve Smith threatening to hit another big score
Smith and Warner transcend the sluggish G
Steven Smith continued the form of his life, as David Warner produced his best innings of the summer. It was a daunting combination for England
Injury may force me to play less wristy shots - Smith.
Australia captain Steven Smith talks about his sore hand on the eve of the fourth Ashes Test that kicks off on Boxing Day
Sore hand forces Smith to make technical tweak
Australia captain Steven Smith admitted that he may have to use more of his top hand and be slightly less wristy after copping a freakish blow to his hand at training
Warner yearns to break free of shackles
The aggressive Australia opener has not been as much of a pivotal influence as he would have liked in the series but aims to back his game and correct the trend
Increased police presence on Boxing Day
Victoria Police outlined plans for increased police presence at events across Melbourne, including the Boxing Day Test, even as James Sutherland hoped a record crowd would turn out for the Test
'We're in good hands in terms of security' - Sutherland.
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland and Victoria Police assistant commissioner Stephen Leane address the security plans ahead of the fourth Ashes Test, which starts in Melbourne from Boxing Day
Joe Root, you've got to listen to Dawid Malan
The England captain repeatedly turns to Broad and Anderson for advice, but it's the aggressive mindset of a newbie that will serve him better
Sutherland approves Australia's bouncer barrage
The Cricket Australia chief executive has given Australia's short-ball barrage the green light and says it is up to the umpires to intervene if they think play is becoming too dangerous
Starc injury the kind that 'can drag on a long time' - Cummins
Pat Cummins, who suffered a similar injury, says the nature of the bruised heel makes it a difficult one for the team management and medical staff to assess
Handscomb ignores technical knockers
"It's funny. I was doing exactly the same thing last year" - playing mostly off the back foot - "but I was making runs, so my technique was ok then."
Handscomb understands WACA decision.
Peter Handscomb was 'frustrated' to be left out but understood the selectors' decision to go with Mitchell Marsh for the third Ashes Test in Perth
What the control stats for the Ashes tell us
Understanding Steven Smith's mastery, and why James Vince and Pat Cummins deserve more than they have got so far
English game in 'good shape' despite Ashes loss - Harrison
The Ashes may have gone and the possibility of a second successive whitewash is growing but the game in England and Wales is "in extremely good shape" according to the ECB's chief executive
'This is not the time for knee-jerk reactions.'
ECB chief executive Tom Harrison discusses the progress he believes is being made away from the England Test side
Players safe after Melbourne incident
Australia and England's players are safe and accounted for, after a car drove into a crowd close to Flinders Street Station in Melbourne on Thursday evening
Smith rebuffs Atherton call to protect tail
"It's a bit over the top," Australia's captain said. "We obviously had a plan from the start of the series that we were going to bowl a lot of short stuff, much like we did back in 2013"
Is Root burdened by the captaincy?
Mark Butcher discusses whether the England captaincy has been having an impact on Joe Root's batting performances.
'Is the Ashes rivalry dead?'
The legend of the Ashes began with a mock obituary in 1882, but in the wake of England's drubbing, Australia's media are now worried the contest has expired for good
Dobell: ECB's decade of errors led to Ashes failure
Misguided tinkering with the Championship to serve other priorities must take responsibility for England's enfeebled Ashes challenge
My brother's batterings helped me bear the pain - Overton
Craig Overton ignored the danger of a punctured lung - and put it all down to a twin brother who may one day join him in the England side
Switch Hit: The true meaning of Christmas.
Mark Butcher, Andrew McGlashan and Andrew Miller are joined from Australia by Adam Collins and Geoff Lemon as Australia regain the Ashes in time for the festive seasons
Smith closer than ever to matching Bradman
The Australia captain has achieved his highest ratings points tally, and only Bradman has more
Lehmann lauds 'gut feel' selection calls
The selections of Tim Paine, and Shaun and Mitchell Marsh were all "gut feel" calls, Darren Lehmann said, while lauding the players for seizing their opportunities
Bradman, Headley, Sutcliffe, Pollock… Smith?
There is much of the all-time greats in the Australian captain
Australia regain the Ashes with Hazlewood's five-for
England were 368 for 4 on the second day at the WACA. After a Steven Smith epic, they ended up losing by an innings
'We've kept our foot on the throat' - Smith.
Australia captain says he's been impressed at how his side has responded every time that England looked like getting into each match
Brettig: Australians apply Rule 140 to perfection
Australia have had the fast bowlers to dominate England and that has been no accident
Starc decision needed after Smith's tears of joy
Steven Smith is desperate to complete a 5-0 whitewash over England but there could be a tricky decision to make over the fitness of Mitchell Starc
Miller: Australia's Angry Ashes Avengers
Australia are never more ruthless than when the urn has started the series in the hands of their opponents
Bayliss short of answers to England travel sickness
Trevor Bayliss has struggled to propose solutions to England's problems away from home, which includes the perennial shortage of truly fast bowlers
'Not a time to panic' - Root
A downcast Joe Root suggested that England's senior players still have a role to play after Australia reclaimed the Ashes in Perth
Swann: That ball would have got Sachin Tendulkar out 1,000 times.
Graeme Swann gives his reaction to the incredible Mitchell Starc delivery that removed James Vince on day 4 in Perth.
Brettig: Tails tell the tale of England's Ashes struggle
England's inability to crack Australia's lower-order, or shore up their own, is the biggest indicator of the gulf between the sides